February 2017 Greg C.
Your company recently handled a move for my family. Our movers were Kenny and Hector. I wanted to pass along what a pleasure it was to work with these two professionals. I have moved several times as part of my government employment and these guys were the best, most professional gentlemen I have had handle a move. You have two really good employees and representatives for your company and I wanted to pass along my praise for these two guys.
24 Apr 2017 // from

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When you think of high-paying jobs you probably think of the technology industry. That makes sense. Six of the top-10 richest people in America are technology moguls: Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few.

Jobs like doctors, surgeons, and lawyers are also top-of-mind when it comes to high-paying careers. But those jobs all require years and years of higher education and a large investment in tuition. What if there was a career that didn’t require a decade of schooling, yet still offered a high salary? America is in need of truck drivers and JK Moving Services’ average driver salary approaches the list of the top-25 highest paying jobs in the United States. Continue reading …

21 Apr 2017 // from

Once a small, farming town with a single tavern, Leesburg, Virginia has a storied history dating back to the mid-18th century. The seat of beautiful Loudoun County, Leesburg is now a suburban community, which is home to many Washington, D.C. commuters. While new housing developments and business infrastructure has led to a shift in the population size, Leesburg’s beauty and hometown feel are still very much alive.

If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Leesburg, Virginia.

Historic Parks

Ball's Bluff National Cemetery

Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery. Photo by Acroterion.

Oatlands Plantation

In 1798, George Carter inherited more than 3,000 acres of Leesburg farmland from his father, renaming the property “Oatlands” in 1801. Carter’s family operated the farm as a plantation, enslaving 133 slaves, who constructed a federal-style mansion and Continue reading …

13 Apr 2017 // from

At JK Moving Services, we are proud of our sustainability efforts across the company. Each year, we publish a report with the results of our eco-friendly practices. In 2016, we diverted more than 1,869 tons of materials from local landfills.

2017 Recycling Infographic

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What type of materials, and how much, were we able to save from landfills?

  • Mixed Paper – 1,079,940 pounds
  • Metal – 1,474,540 pounds
  • Corrugated Cardboard – 498,740 pounds
  • Furniture – 373,850 pounds
  • Code 2/Wood – 262,060 pounds
  • E-Waste – 47,236 pounds
  • Mixed Plastic – 1,760 pounds

This year for Earth Day, we want to help you take part in our sustainability efforts. If you are interested in hosting an Earth Day event on Wednesday, April 22 at your location, JK can provide e-cycling (for computers and other electronics), document destruction (i.e., paper shredding), or hard drive destruction.

Just contact us and we can help organize an event for your company.

We are proud that we were able to divert 3,738,126 pounds of materials away from area landfills through our recycling programs and initiatives in 2016. We look forward to furthering our efforts in 2017!

6 Apr 2017 // from

Art Wrapping Residential MoveYou’ve done your homework. You bought a new home in a new city. You got in-home estimates from three reputable moving companies. Your moving company showed up on time and well equipped to pack and load your stuff. Then you allowed a group of people to drive it off into the sunset. Even with your excellent preparation and organization, you’re still tense.

It makes sense. Moving can be one of the most stressful events in your entire life. However, there is another way to ease the stress of a group of people transporting your most prized possessions.

Valuation coverage is a way to give you added protection and peace of mind during your move, in case of a moving incident or disastrous accident.

But, as if you weren’t already stressed out enough, valuation coverage can be a confusing subject. That’s where we’re here to help.

Isn’t valuation coverage just insurance?

No, valuation coverage is not insurance. This is a very common misunderstanding, so let me explain the difference. Continue reading …

27 Mar 2017 // from

There are just a few places in the world where you can be climbing through a forest one minute and in the hubbub of a country’s capital in the next. Montgomery County, Maryland is one of those very places.

Located just a few minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Montgomery County is easily accessible by Metro. The county combines an array of activities including ziplining through a forest, hiking along a canal, and listening to live music during happy hour into a historic, 500 sq. mile package.

If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Food & Drink

PassionFish Bethesda

PassionFish

PassionFish

While cold air and snow lingers in metropolitan Washington, D.C., the PassionFish seafood-eatery in Bethesda does its best to remind locals of warmer times. Along with its location in Reston, the Bethesda location hosts daily happy hours, including favorites like the Continue reading …

21 Mar 2017 // from

Modular furniture installationIn the mid-1970s, companies both large and small turned to personal computers (PC) to automate functions and manage databases. Then in the early 1980s, PCs entered the home. And in the four decades since then, personal computers have evolved extensively.

However, in the 40+ years since the introduction of PCs into the workplace, two things have remained consistent: personal computers play an integral role in business operations, and they are here to stay.

What would happen if the computers at your business went down for an hour? Even worse, what if the computers were inaccessible for a full day? More than the computers, what if your entire network or server was down for a day? How would your business operations be affected?

Moving your computer systems to a new location could raise any or all of these questions. That’s why we’re here to provide solutions to help your company avoid unnecessary downtime after an office move.

Plan your technology move ASAP

Information technology (IT) system infrastructure differs from office to office. Your IT team should Continue reading …